YMCA Reading

We believe that every young person should have someone they can trust.

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We believe that every family should have the support they need to lead fulfilling lives.

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Sleep rough so that others don't have to at YMCA's Sleep Easy - 2nd August 2019.

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Welcome to YMCA Reading

YMCA Reading is a registered charity which has been active in Reading since 1846. It is one of the oldest YMCAs in the world.

Our aim is to empower young people and build stronger communities. Here at YMCA Reading we do everything we can to bring young people together, give them opportunities to try new things, and integrate with the local community.

Our primary service is to provide quality supported accommodation to 40 of Reading’s most vulnerable 16-25 year olds who would otherwise be homeless.

We also offer alternative learning in our Workshop to young people who have difficulties in a traditional classroom environment.

We are very proud to run the Parkside Pre-School and Parkside Café, providing vital resources for the local community and families.

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Welcome to YMCA Reading

Empowering young people to build a stronger community

21,840

support hours were provided to young people last year

75

young people accessed our supported accommodation in 2018-19

62%

of residents had a planned, positive move on from our services

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Our housing is accessed by referral from Reading Borough Council Housing Advice Service or Brighter Futures for Children.

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